On Thursday, May 9, Latvia is expected to have one of the highest air temperature readings in Europe. The air temperature is expected to rise to +24° C...+29° C during the day. It is expected to be as warm as +19° C...+23° C along the coast.
Children and young people in Latvia do not have the same level of welfare and quality of life children from the EU and OECD countries have, said in the “Child welfare in rich countries” edition of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) research centre.
The problems in the education industry are grave and unstable, believes Education and Science Minister Vyacheslav Dombrovskis. Nevertheless, he calls teachers to cooperate and keep a cool head about the situation.
Most Latvian residents believe immigration is the largest threat to Latvia's demography. 60% of respondents agree with this statement, which is 6% more than there were in 2010 (54%).
The European Commission (EC) has approved Latvia's offer to use the money that was previously planned to be used for the train procurement project on other railway transport investment projects.
On Tuesday, May 7, representatives of the World Bank criticized Riga and Ventspils ports in their assessment of the Latvian port sector's competitiveness and management.
This April, Ventbunkers (VBU) handled 379 thousand tons of oil products. This shows a 79% increase over that of April of 2012.
The proposed mayoral candidate from the Union of Greens and Farmers is one Armands Krauze – largely unknown to the residents of the Latvian capital. He has no prior experience in city management. This is probably the reason why he easily gives pre-election promises that are very hard to implement in reality.
The construction industry is rapidly recovering. However, it remains behind its pre-crisis achievements. The recovery of this industry has now become a state priority.
On Tuesday, May 7, the largest shareholders of Liepājas metalurgs (LM) – Sergei Zakharin, Ilya Segals and Kirov Lipman – are expected to submit their reply to the offer of LM's creditors to sell their shares – a total of 93% - to the largest creditors or their representatives for 1 LVL each.
Latvian residents often insure their property against fires and thefts (84%), as well as possible damage caused by neighbours (55%).